First Date is the twenty-first episode of the second season of New Girl, and the 45th episode overall. The episode originally aired on April 4, 2013.


Jess and Nick, who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship limbo by going on a “first” date. Once Schmidt and Winston realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.



Guest Starring


  • Ralph Ann as Tran
  • Joe Zazzu as Maitre D'
  • Chelsey Crisp as Brandy
  • Ron Funches as Street Musician


Notes & Trivia

  • This episode received a Thursday, April 4 special date after American Idol.


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